TJ Miller and Ed Skrein in talks to join Deadpool

Having recently confirmed an official release date for X-Men spin-off Deadpool, Fox is reportedly on the casting trail, with The Wrap reporting that T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are in talks to join the production.

Miller enjoyed a big year in 2014, with roles in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Big Hero 6 and How To Train Your Dragon 2, and is said to be in early talks over an undisclosed part.

Skrein's talks are thought to be more advanced, with the Transporter and Game Of Thrones alumnus thought to be in the running to play one of the film's villains.

Should the duo sign on the dotted line, they'll be co-starring with leading man Ryan Reynolds, who was recently confirmed in the title role, having originally played the character in X-Men: Origins.

Directed by visual effects guru Tim Miller, Deadpool will open in the UK and US on 12 February 2016.